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Douglas Mennin
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: 212.772.5567
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., Temple University
Training Area: Health Psychology and Clinical Science
Research Interests: Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Major Depression; Emotion Regulation; Psychophysiology; Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Treatment
Dr. Mennin has focused his research program on understanding and treating chronic and reoccurring bouts of anxiety and mood disorders, particularly worry, stress, and depression.  He has examined these problems from a perspective that highlights the importance of one’s ability to respond efficiently to emotional situations when they arise as well as one’s ability to manage resultant moods in effective rather than maladaptive ways. He is currently examining (1) the experimental delineation of multicomponential (i.e., subjective, physiological, expressive) processes that may contribute to emotion reactivity and dysregulation in generalized anxiety disorder and major depression; (2) development of more ecologically-valid measures of emotion-related deficits and (3) testing the efficacy of a novel treatment approach, Emotion Regulation Therapy, for these conditions. He currently serves on the editorial board of six journals and on the executive boards of the APA Division of Clinical Psychology and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and is a member of the Scientific Council of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA).